Global Patent Index - EP 2522241 A1

EP 2522241 A1 20121114 - Golf shoe outsole

Title (en)

Golf shoe outsole

Title (de)

Golfschuhlaufsohle

Title (fr)

Semelle de chaussure de golf

Publication

EP 2522241 A1 20121114 (EN)

Application

EP 12167790 A 20120511

Priority

US 201113105944 A 20110512

Abstract (en)

The golf shoe outsole of the invention comprises a generally flexible forward section and a generally hard heel section, each section having a plurality of pod sections molded thereupon, preferably there are eight separate pod sections, each having at least one cleat attached thereto. Each pod section has an outer edge or perimeter that is flared quite significantly to provide a greater degree of flexibility and traction with turf, and therefore greater stability and balance to the user. The outsole has a 0.375 width to length ratio at the metatarsal area of the outsole and a pod vertical height of at least 9.1 rnm and a flare angle of at least 52° from vertical on the outer edges of the pods. The pods are relatively hard with a minimum Shore A hardness of 95 and extend a minimum of 6.3 rnrn from the bottom surface of the outsole. The forward portion of the outsole is made from a relatively flexible thermoplastic polyurethane having a hardness between 75 to 85 Shore A.

IPC 8 full level

A43B 13/16 (2006.01); A43B 5/00 (2006.01); A43B 13/26 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A43B 5/001 (2013.01); A43B 13/16 (2013.01); A43B 13/26 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 2522241 A1 20121114; CN 102771951 A 20121114; CN 102771951 B 20170412; JP 2012236026 A 20121206; JP 5620944 B2 20141105; US 2012285044 A1 20121115; US 8677657 B2 20140325

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 12167790 A 20120511; CN 201210148542 A 20120514; JP 2012109198 A 20120511; US 201113105944 A 20110512